Calgary Christmas Tree Lot

Cut your own Christmas Tree!


Saturdays and Sundays only from November 30 - December 22, 2019

Lot is staffed from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm by JFW club members, road and weather conditions permitting

Christmas Tree Cutting Map.pdf

With Christmas just around the corner, many families are looking forward to a traditional outing into the forest to find and cut their own very special Christmas Pine Tree.

Directions: From Calgary’s Canada Olympic Park, travel west on the Trans Canada (Hwy 1) for approximately 35 km. Take the Hwy 68 exit (Sibbald Creek Trail) and head south for approximately 22 km to the Powderface Trail turnoff. Turn left and head south on Powderface Trail for 2 km and you’ll reach the Christmas Tree Cutting Lot. Watch for the JFW signs along the route!

Off Hours Visits: If you can’t make it out on the above dates or times, or if the lot is not manned due to weather and/or road conditions, you are welcome to visit and cut a Lodgepole Pine tree at any other time. Please keep in mind that the lot is not staffed except on weekends, and the gate may not be open. If you plan to arrive after 3:00 pm, please be advised that you'll have to park outside of the gate as the gate will be closed & locked at 3:30 pm. Just enclose your payment (cash or cheque) in an envelope provided on site in the mailbox, and drop it into the mail slot at the shack. Cheques should be made payable to “Calgary Junior Forest Warden Society”.

Cost: $5.00 per permit, cash or cheque. Each permit entitles you to one tree - Lodgepole Pine only, maximum 3 permits/trees per person. Ask about a demo of how to make two trees into one very FULL tree.

*Please note that at our location, we cannot accept permits purchased in advance from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. They are for a different area and cover different species. Permits may be available for other areas of Alberta. Please contact your local Alberta Agriculture and Forestry office for more information.

More Information

If you have a question regarding the Christmas Tree Lot, more information is available at these links;


General Information from the Calgary Junior Forest Warden Society

If you still have a question, send an e-mail to the 2019 Coordinator (Rick Robinson, Calgary Eagles)

Check the local forecast before you head out! The Weather Network - Kananaskis

Lot Schedule

Saturday November 30 Hosted by: Calgary Eagles

Sunday December 1 Hosted by: Airdrie Hawks

Saturday December 7 Hosted by: Wolves

Sunday December 8 Hosted by: Bobcats

Saturday December 14 Hosted by: Black Bears

Sunday December 15 Hosted by: Bragg Creek

Saturday December 21 Hosted by: Sarcee

Sunday December 22 Hosted by: CJFWS (hosted by Bobcats)

December 25 Merry Christmas to One and All!

Lodgepole Pine